Rev. Leslie Martin began serving as Interim Pastor of the First Baptist Church of Laurelton (Brick, NJ) on September 19, 2021.
After working for many years in Engineering and Transportation Planning, Leslie E. Martin, heard God’s call to ministry. He took an early retirement, and attended Princeton Theological Seminary as a full-time student, earning a Master of Divinity Degree in May of 2000. He was ordained into the Christian Ministry on June 4, 2000.
Rev. Martin has served as Pastor of Hungarian Reformed Churches in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut from 1997 to 2005. He has also served as Pastor in American Baptist Churches in New Jersey, from April 2007 until July 1, 2020. He retired from the First Baptist Church of Allentown, New Jersey, after serving as Pastor there for about 9 years. After retiring for about a year, Rev. Martin was invited to serve as an Interim Pastor with the American Baptist Churches of New Jersey.
Rev. Martin holds an A.S. Degree from Mercer County College in Engineering Science, a Bachelor of Science Degree from Drexel University in Engineering and Transportation Planning, and a Master of Divinity Degree from Princeton Theological Seminary.
Rev. Martin is married to Linda Martin and they live in Manchester Township, NJ. He has two adult sons, Eric Martin of Morrisville, PA, and Steven Martin, of Fleetwood, PA.
Gary Cuccurullo leads the Church Music Ministry as organist and pianist. Gary and the Praise Team lead the congregation singing with a wide selection of hymns and praise songs. Gary is host to many guest soloists. Music at FBCL is a mix of traditional hymns and contemporary praise music offering something for everyone. If you would like to join the Praise Team please see Gary any Sunday.
Our Church Secretary
Dina Schmidt serves as Church Clerk and Secretary. The church office is open every Tuesday and Wednesday 9am to 12 noon. If you have a concern you may call the church at any time. Please leave a message and we will return your call ASAP. If you wish to see the Pastor, call for an appointment at 732-840-1505.
Dina is editor of the church newsletter. She also keeps the membership roll, does the weekly Sunday service bulletin and handles calls for assistance working closely with the Pastor.